Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you
Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)
Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)
Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders
Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders
Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911
Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape
Freeze like a deer in the headlights
Rush the bad guys barehanded
Anybody that kicks in your door needs to be killed. **** em.
Also RM did not say "if they step on your property". He said "if they step on your property without permission and with intent to do harm". World of difference. If they break in with weapons in hand, that's proof off intent-to-do-harm in most states. Hardly any reasonable state will hold you accountable for lighting up someone that kicks in your door.
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Howard clark-the most acclaimed smith in the USA though its one of his trad blades-not a L6
Mike Bell cable forged-Mike apprenticed in Japan, I bought this from his apprentice (Mike pays his apprentices with one of his blades, the apprentice than polishes and finishes the blade and sells it for several grand)
A "last legend" competition Katana. One of the better hand forged Chinese made-sadly no longer in business. These win lots of cutting contests
I have lots of neat stuff-Bulgarian, Soviet Polish, Hungarian and Chinese AK pattern jobs, most leading brands of ARs (Colt, Armalite, SW, Bushmaster, DPMS, Rock River) and some of the rarer stuff like a Beretta AR 70, a HK SL-8 with a Kahles Night scope on it (lit reticle) an original Steyr AUG and A RR LAR-8 (like an AR-10 in 762 Nato-we were getting 2 inch groups at 200 Meters with FBI HRT loads (168 grain sierra match king bullets).
My favorite is probably one of the several MI carbines I got through the Dept of Civilian Marksmanship. I like the Garands as well-I keep one in the bed room because its really hard for a kid to load the 8 round clip but i can do it in about a second a 30.06 is a bit overkill but you can disable a car at 400 Meters with one
if someone breaks into a home at night the clear intent (and the holding of almost every court) is robbery or worse. someone comes into a home by breaking and entering at night, I say keep shooting until they no longer are a threat (ie they no longer are moving)
And I don't really look like a victim.
But, there are always several people, mostly large males in my home (not to mention the dogs). Anyone coming in better come in well prepared. As one neighbor once said, someone would ahve to be a fool to break into your place.
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